Taught course

Computational Finance

Institution
King's College London · Department of Informatics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 undergraduate degree from a related quantitative or informatics discipline.

Applicants should also provide evidence of studying calculus, linear algebra, programming and other related modules.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Computational Finance MSc will introduce students to the computational methods that are widely used by practitioners and financial institutions in today’s markets. This course will provide students with a solid foundation not only in traditional quantitative methods and financial instruments, but also scientific computing, numerical methods, high-performance computing, distributed ledgers, big-data analytics and agent-based modelling. These techniques will be used to understand financial markets from a post-crisis perspective which incorporates findings from the study of financial markets at high-frequency time scales, modern approaches to understanding systematic risk and financial contagion, and disruptive technologies such as distributed-ledgers and crypto- currencies. The course is highly practical, and students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to real-world data and case studies in hands-on laboratory sessions.

Key benefits

  • Located in central London, giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies, including the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • The Department of Informatics has a reputation for delivering research-led teaching and project supervision from leading experts in their field.
  • 92 per cent of research outputs ranked as world leading or internationally excellent – confirming the department’s position as a world-class institution for research in Computer Science (REF 2014).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@kcl.ac.uk